January/February 2019

Identifying Neurotechnology Challenges

Identifying Neurotechnology Challenges at NeuroCAS

Author(s): Cynthia Weber
Identifying Neurotechnology Challenges at NeuroCAS 620 375 IEEE Pulse

The second NeuroCAS event held 20–21 October 2018 in Cleveland, OH, USA, was attended by researchers and entrepreneurs across the fields of biosignals and neurotechnology. On the heels of the…

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Biothermodynamics: Principles and Applications

Author(s): Paul King
Biothermodynamics: Principles and Applications 150 150 IEEE Pulse

By Mustafa Ozilgen and Esra Sorgüven, Taylor & Francis, 2016, ISBN: 978-1-4665-8609-3, xi+ 399 pages + CD, $128 This reviewer has taught undergraduate thermodynamics to mechanical, electrical, and biomedical engineering students.…

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Preparing Students for Medical Device Innovation: Notes from BME-IDEA 2018

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Preparing Students for Medical Device Innovation: Notes from BME-IDEA 2018 150 150 IEEE Pulse

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, I attended the BME-IDEA (Biomedical Engineering Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Alliance) meeting in Atlanta, GA, USA. It was the 12th convening of this meeting which…

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Design Control for the Medical Device Industry, 2nd ed.

Author(s): Paul King
Design Control for the Medical Device Industry, 2nd ed. 150 150 IEEE Pulse

By Marie B. Teixeira, CRC Press, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-1-138-07371-5, xi+ 193 pages, $210 I have spent more than 30 years in the medical device industry. During this time, I have…

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GMO or OMG?

Author(s): Art Johnson
GMO or OMG? 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Just when it looked like there could be a breakthrough in the application of biotechnology to crops and food plants, a new wrinkle appeared in the form of a scientific…

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Healthcare in the Age of Interoperability: Part 3

Healthcare in the Age of Interoperability: Part 3

Author(s): Mark L. Braunstein
Healthcare in the Age of Interoperability: Part 3 620 375 IEEE Pulse

This is the third in a series of articles on the dramatic transformation taking place in health informatics in large part because of the new Health Level 7 (HL7) Fast…

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The Opportunity and Obstacles for Smartwatches and Wearable Sensors

The Opportunity and Obstacles for Smartwatches and Wearable Sensors

Author(s): Kenneth R. Foster, John Torous
The Opportunity and Obstacles for Smartwatches and Wearable Sensors 620 375 IEEE Pulse

In September 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a striking announcement. Transforming its current regulatory practice for approving and certifying medical devices—the FDA announced a bold new…

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Combat Information Overload in Research

Using Artificial Intelligence to Combat Information Overload in Research

Author(s): Douglas Raymond
Using Artificial Intelligence to Combat Information Overload in Research 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Scientists striving for impact in their fields and to develop their own careers must publish papers that represent new and important science, typically in a peer-reviewed journal. The number of scientific…

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Engineering Bias in AI

Engineering Bias in AI

Author(s): Cynthia Weber
Engineering Bias in AI 615 375 IEEE Pulse

After working at Apple designing circuits and signal processing algorithms for products including the first iPad, Timnit Gebru (above) received her Ph.D. from the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the…

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